It's Blog of the Week time again, in which weekly a different blogger walks us through their Filofax blog. This week, it's Alison who walks us through Filo Obsessed.
When did you start your blog?
I started my Blog in May 2012 so i'm still relatively new to blogging.
What were your reasons for starting it?
I started to use a Filofax again around April 2012; I'd used one previously many years ago. After searching online for a diary or Filofax or something similar I came across Philofaxy and after much research into different Filofaxes, Moleskine diaries and various other brands I finally settled on the Filofax. I enjoyed reading other blogs about set ups etc so thought why not start my own?
Which post has enjoyed the most pageviews?
The post that has enjoyed the most page views is A Few Peeks.
Which post is the one you’re most proud of?
I think i'm most proud of New me Part 1. This is because it's quite a personal post about how my Filofaxes had started to make me feel anxious, I just had too many and didn't have a clue what I would use them for. I'd lost sight of the reason why I first bought a Filofax which was to get organised. I was proud of the fact that I'd made a decision to sell most of them and just keep what I needed. My preferred size is now A5 but it took a lot of purchases and a lot of money to realise this. From the comments I received it seems that i'm not the only one to have bought Filofaxes to excess and as a result it's led to anxiety. I'm planning my Part 2 of this post over the next couple of weeks.
What has surprised you since you started blogging?
I wasn't sure whether to start a blog or not, I wanted to but thought "surely nobody is interested in anything I have to say" and there are so many blogs on the subject that initially I felt out of my depth, but with each post I've gained confidence and I've realised "people are actually interested in what I have to say." The Filofax Community are a really friendly and helpful bunch of people and I have made some good friends, I'm just so glad I went ahead and started my blog.
In one sentence, how would you describe your blog to a Filofax user who hadn’t seen it?
It's a blog about Filofaxes, stationery and getting organised but it's also quite personal too as I'm on quite a journey right now!
Finally, what one piece of advice would you offer to other Filofax bloggers, based on your own experience?
If it's your confidence that is stopping you, just go ahead and set up a blog, your confidence will soon grow and you will make many new friends, receive lovely comments and start to believe in yourself.
My thanks to Alison for participating. If you own a Filofax blog and would like it to be featured in this series, please complete the questionnaire.